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105 views

Can't delete install directories inside my own user home

Somewhere in the recent past something has changed on my Windows Vista 64 bit desktop to where I can't delete certain folders. I had started cleaning out some old files prior to starting backing ...
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1answer
55 views

Why does vista take its time to save or load directories?

I have a problem when it comes to saving files in certain directories in explorer on windows vista. The problem occurs more annoyingly when I'm using a text editor, like notepad++. As I make new ...
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1answer
212 views

A way to map a folder in Windows Vista to fake drive?

I don't have a drive F, but I need to create a virtual. So i need to: Create a virtual drive F Map c:\xampp\htdocs to this new drive under: F:\htdocs I need to do this on Windows VISTA Is there a ...
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1answer
616 views

What does the folder Icon with “2-man” mean/represent?

I have a couple of folders under %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs which looks like: In the image, we can see that one of the folders has a different icon. Initially I was thinking it ...
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3answers
753 views

How do I delete a folder where the filename was generated by ALT bashing?

I made a folder nameless by holding down the ALT key and typing some numbers. It's not a file with spaces that's the problem. It's that the filename doesn't display anything. Now I can't rename or ...
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1answer
972 views

Unable to rename folders in Windows Vista SP2

When logged in as a particular user (an Administrator) on a Windows Vista machine I cannot rename new or existing folders under Windows anywhere on the system, including external USB drives, NAS etc. ...
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1answer
217 views

After enabling separate process folders, explorer doesn't terminate?

I have enabled the option called Launch folders in a separate process in folder Options but the second explorer.exe process does not terminate after all its windows are closed , so i have to ...
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1answer
807 views

How can I password protect a folder in Windows Vista? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Password protect a folder For example: I store my payslips in digital form on my computer. How can I prevent someone who has legitimate access to the computer from ...
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2answers
827 views

Windows Vista Nested Desktop Folders Problem

I have no idea how, nor when this happened, and it's started to really quite annoy me. When navigating through Explorer, by clicking on Icons I have C:\Users\Samuel\Desktop (Icon is the blue special ...
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0answers
165 views

How do I change permissions for Windows\Temp? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change permissions for Windows\Temp? I am running Windows Vista Ultimate and I want to change the permissions in Windows\Temp. For example, I want to remove ...
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2answers
460 views

What's the purpose/usefulness of Win7/Vista “Contacts” Folder?

What was it intended to be used for? I've only seen one contact inside it ever, and that's my own user account. This question is out of curiosity.
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1answer
447 views

Linked files and folders in Windows Vista

In Windows Vista (not sure about other versions), I've noticed that Explorer may automatically link a file and a folder based on their names. For example, if I go under Firefox, choose Save As, ...
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1answer
521 views

Windows Vista: Folder options not working

I'm running Windows Vista Service Pack 2. I have the Folder Options set to "Open each folder in the same window." (Organize | Folder Options | General). Each time I open a folder, it opens in a ...
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2answers
238 views

'Save as' dialogue box in Vista/Win7

Is there a way to get this box to list the local and network drives first instead of listing favorites and libraries first? I have a user who claims this is how this box was until fairly recently but ...
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2answers
8k views

Making the “Select a file to preview” pane disappear in Windows Vista?

How do I make it go away?!?!?! It's always locking my files just because I have the damn file clicked! It's in the file explorer.
2
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2answers
47 views

Navigating to commonly used folders by right click?

So is there a way I can navigate to common folders by right clicking? I want this to work in explorer and open/save file dialogs. I use windows vista.
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2answers
328 views

For a million times, when I want to look at the “newest folder” I need to scroll and scroll down the list using Windows XP/Vista/7. Is there a solution to this?

Let's say I have 100 files and 100 folders in a folder "my stuff". More often than not, I need to access the "newest folder" -- that's probably the case, because usually, people need their most ...
4
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3answers
173 views

How can I browse a Folder with 150000 Files on Windows Vista/7?

I recently used the Bulk Rename Utility to rename and move files from a bunch of subdirectories to a single spot. In the end, about 150000 files were moved. Now I want to browse them, but recall there ...
2
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2answers
8k views

Restore missing Downloads folder due to missing link

I originally had the Downloads folder in my user profile redirected to a folder on a hard drive which went bad. So I removed the hard drive, but now the Downloads folder is gone altogether. How do I ...
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1answer
240 views

Show picture of choice as folder thumbnail

I have lots of folders full of images from family events and it seems vista picks the worst one to show me whats in there. I usually cant tell from the image what the set is and some folders have ...
2
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1answer
683 views

How to change the folder view default to list view in Vista?

I want to make the settings in Windows Vista such that every folder I Open should have list view by default. How do I do that?
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5answers
634 views

Search all text files in same folder

How do I search for a keyword in all the text files from a folder? I am using Vista.
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1answer
476 views

Letting a folder on one disk redirect to a folder on a second disk. How?

It's simple. I bought a powerful desktop system with two harddisks. Windows Vista came pre-installed on the D: disk. My secondary disk received the letter E:. Real, real annoying but when I just had ...
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5answers
3k views

How to order folders by their content size in Vista?

How do I get folders to order by their content size in Windows Vista?
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1answer
144 views

Search directories in Vista

In Vista file explorer, how can I use the search to find only directories matching my input? The find is quite useful and convenient, but I cannot find a way to restrict the result list to directory ...
2
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1answer
183 views

How to apply a folder template to more than one selected folder in Vista?

I would like to apply a folder template to a number of folders. I selected the folders, opened the properties, selected the folder template (e. g. Music Details) and clicked OK. When I checked the ...
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3answers
332 views

Set folder view in Windows

In Windows Vista, whenever I open a folder, the selection of columns is nonsensical: album, date taken etc for folders that contain no music or pictures whatsoever. I can select the correct columns ...
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2answers
601 views

Why does a copy and paste of a JPEG image create a dot files folder?

When I copy a JPG image from any source and paste it to any destination on my computer, a hidden folder automatically appears next to that image with the same name followed by "dot files". Is there ...
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2answers
29k views

What is the ehome folder in C:\Windows for?

On my Windows Vista partition, startup has been slow lately, so I went and did my usual spring clean. One item I noticed in msconfig was called Microsoft(r) Windows(r) Operating System. Which ...
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Smart Folders on Windows XP & Vista?

Is there a way to create a "Smart folder" on Vista & XP? (similar to the functionality available on Mac) Looks like there are some predefined "Search folders" on Vista. Is there a way to specify ...